Edgar I. Vatcher, Naples, Florida, summered in Little Compton

Posted 12/2/19

Edgar I. Vatcher of Naples, Florida and a former summer resident of Little Compton, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2019, after a brief illness.  Born in Providence to Edgar and Mary …

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Edgar I. Vatcher, Naples, Florida, summered in Little Compton

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Edgar I. Vatcher of Naples, Florida and a former summer resident of Little Compton, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2019, after a brief illness.  Born in Providence to Edgar and Mary Vatcher, he was a resident of Marco Island and Naples for the past 30 years.

Edgar was a four-year veteran of the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, later graduating with highest honors from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Industrial Management.  He was a plant manager with Corning Inc. during his 34 year career.  

Survivors include his beloved wife of 67 years, Barbara (Smith) Vatcher; sons, John (Ellen) of Shoreline, Wash., Stephen (Virginia) of Kennebunk, Maine, and Robert (Erin) of Little Compton, RI; grandchildren, Jack, Teddy, Annie, and Charlotte of Kennebunk, Maine; sister, Ruth McCarthy of Somerset, Mass., and brothers, James of Las Vegas, NV, and Jack of Seekonk, Mass.

He was active in civic and community affairs throughout his life, as well as in the Episcopal Church as a vestry person and Stephen minister. 

An outdoor enthusiast, he loved fishing and upland hunting, as well as sailing, gardening, reading and reciting poetry.  He was proud of his Newfoundland heritage, and enjoyed spending summers in Little Compton for many years.

“Here he lies where he long’d to be;

Home is the sailor, home from the sea,

And the hunter, home from the hill.”

                        Robert Louis Stevenson

A  Memorial Service will be held at Trinity by the Cove in Naples, Florida, on Friday, January 3, at 10 a.m.

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